EMPORIUM – Fugitive Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium, wanted for the attempted abduction of a female bank executive, turned himself in to authorities Monday night, according to police.
The Emporium Borough Police Department reports that at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, they received a tip from a concerned citizen that fugitive Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium, had just entered the Allegany Pub, 500 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium. Emporium Borough Police and Emporium-based Pa. State Police surrounded the establishment.
Police said that at approximately 8:45 p.m., Smith called from the bar and said he wanted to turn himself in. He surrendered to the Emporium Borough Police without incident.
He was arraigned in front of District Justice Barry Brown on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, and was incarcerated in the Potter County jail after bail was set.